Pippa Goodhart did a History degree at Leeds University, and then completed a PGCE at Durham (she now also has an honorary doctorate from De Montfort University).
Pippa worked in Heffers Children's Bookshop for five years, then married and moved to Leicester. There she did freelance work for a publisher, taught playschool, child-minded, and brought up three daughters.
In 1994, her first book, 'Flow', was published. Since then, Pippa has had over ninety books published, from board books, through picture books and young reader books, to novels for young readers. Some have won awards too!
Best known are the picture book 'You Choose,' and the 'Winnie the Witch' storybooks which she writes under the pen name of Laura Owen. Now Pippa likes to combine writing with teaching adults who want to write for children, and in doing school visits as an author. In 2012, she and her family moved back to Grantchester having built their own house, and in September 2014, Pippa visited IVC on the anniversary weekend as part of the 75th celebrations.
For more information on Pippa, see her website: www.pippagoodhart.co.uk.
A Piece of Advice
“Don't worry that you can't yet see a path for yourself through adult life. It will emerge, and it will be interesting and fun and challenging, and better than you dared hope”.